See performance shots of AWOLNATION, Courtney Barnett, Elder, Future Islands, Portugal. The Man, Nikki Lane, and more!

Multi-instrumentalist Vince Dewald started The Stone Foxes’ show on bass with his short-scale SG bass that he loves because of its “dark-but-punchy sound that has a blues gut and some high end definition.” He even took a stab at singing and guitar when he picked up an Olympic white American Standard Strat halfway through their jam session before going back to bass.

2015 marks South by Southwest’s 28th year as a destination festival in Austin’s beautiful neighborhoods like South Congress, East Austin, and downtown along 5th and 6th Streets. Since its inception, SXSW has tried to serve all music fans with a healthy dose of underground and unsigned acts representing nearly every musical genre imaginable. This year was no different with over 2,200 acts that descended upon the Lone Star State’s capital for five days and nights. Premier Guitar had boots on the ground and here is a fraction of the guitar-centric highlights from the event.